oh6gdx (20677) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Deep golden colour, huge fluffy/foamy white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is lots of tropical fruityness, mild spruce and some slight sweet syrupy and gingery notes. Mild honey in there as well. Flavour is sweet tropical fruits, mild honey, some slight gingery freshness (no real burn, just a slight gingery tone to it) and mild spruce and some rasiny/sappy notes. Woohah, what a nice surprise. Not sure what this beer has to do with Christmas except for the name, but this beer is brilliance!
Sarpa (916) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 33cl @ home. Pours golden with a white head. Citrus, tropical fruits in the aroma. Ginger, citrus an some pine resin in the flavor.
lrothc (36) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hoppy aroma, nice golden color with a persistent white head. Some notes of ginger and pine, but not overwhelming. Very well balanced.
RexTalionis (2537) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, batch # 180941. Clear pale golden in color with foamy whitish head. Parfume, soap, fruits in aroma. Very mild in taste with some grapefruit and grassy bitterness in aftertaste. Sweet berries and piney bitterness quite strong in ending as well. Feels quite crisp and refreshing though.
reebtogi (4259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that settles slowly to reveal some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with some orange citrus and pine and hints of ginger and caramel. Taste is a citrus and pine hop bitterness with a presence of ginger leading to a malty sweet and minty finish. Medium bodied with nice carbonation leading to a nice sensation on the palate.
Yorker (1262) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours golden amber with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and piney hops, as well as some ginger and caramel malt. Flavour is piney hops, citrus, spices, and a little malt. Slightly bitter finish.
TET (1696) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly cloudy, orange-yellow beer with a very big, dense and blond head. Aroma is succesfull, tropical fruits, peaches, some fructose and pine forest, hint of lychee. Taste is quite dry with medium bitterness, still some sweetness, slightly piney, only hint of fruits, in the aftertaste there are lots of herbs, and some biting ginger. Medium bodied, quite smooth and nice to drink. Personal and a slightly untypical, quite strongly bitter IPA, unfortunately the fruits were almost disappered from the taste.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, bbe 06/04/14. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, off-white head. Nose is sharp and citrusy hops, some pine needles with hints of red berries. Taste is big on piney and slightly fruity hops with faint bitterness on a nice, caramelly malt bed. Mouthfeel is crisp and a little sticky, nice, medium carbonation. Good and refreshing, though I do wish the ginger would make itself a little more known.
ken1 (961) - DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very well rounded with a nice bitterness and fruity flavor. Dark amber in color with a white head.
SirLimpsalot (2255) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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